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ISBN-10: 0374515360

ISBN-13: 9780374515362

Edition: N/A

Authors: Flannery O'Connor, Robert Giroux, Flanne Oconnor

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Winner of the National Book Award The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime--Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find. O'Connor published her first story, "The Geranium," in 1946, while she was working on her master's degree at the University of Iowa. Arranged chronologically, this collection shows that her last story, "Judgement Day"--sent to her publisher shortly before her death—is a brilliantly rewritten and…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/1/1971
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia. She had a quiet, bookish life as a child before attending Georgia State College for Women and going on tot he Writers Workshop at the State University of Iowa, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. Her 1949 dissertation consisted of six short stories, one of which she developed into her first novel, Wise Blood (1952). Wise Blood is the story of a fanatical, wandering preacher who sets out to found a "church of truth without Jesus Christ crucified." The book introduces some of the religious themes that run throughout O'Connor's later work. Her second novel, The Violent Bear It Away (1960), is the story of murder involving a Tennessee…    

Editor and author Robert Giroux was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 8, 1914. He dropped out of Regis High School shortly before graduation in order to take a newspaper job with The Jersey Journal. He received a scholarship to Columbia University, became editor-in-chief of The Columbia Review, and graduated in 1936. He joined the public relations department at the Columbia Broadcasting System and worked there for four years before finding his first editing job at Harcourt, Brace, and Company in 1940. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He joined Farrar, Straus and Company in 1955 as editor-in-chief and almost 20 of his writers at Harcourt followed him including T. S. Eliot,…    

Introduction
The Geranium The Barber Wildcat
The Crop The Turkey
The Train The Peeler
The Heart of the Park
A Stroke of Good Fortune Enoch and the Gorilla
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
A Late Encounter with the Enemy
The Life You Save May Be Your Own The River
A Circle in the Fire
The Displaced Person
A Temple of the Holy Ghost
The Artificial Nigger Good Country People You Can't Be Any Poorer Than Dead Greenleaf
A View of the Woods
The Enduring Chill
The Comforts of Home Everything
That Rises Must Converge
The Partridge Festival
The Lame Shall Enter First Why Do the Heathen Rage?
Revelation Parker's Back Judgement Day